New England man loses part of his leg in freak wood chipper accident

An ambulance drives through the empty streets of Boston (File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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An ambulance drives through the empty streets of Boston (File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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A man in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is in serious condition after he lost part of his leg in a wood chipper accident Friday morning.

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Emergency crews responded to a call just before 10 a.m. for a man trapped and seriously injured in a wood chipper on Highbank Road in South Yarmouth.

At the scene, police and firefighters found a young man suffering from life-threatening injuries after losing a portion of his leg. His fellow landscaping company employees had been treating him at the scene, but he was bleeding profusely.

A tourniquet was applied and the man was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis where he is being treated for his injuries. A Med Flight was requested but was unable to fly due to the weather.

Yarmouth police are actively investigating the incident.

There is no update on his current condition.

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